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Minutes
January 26, 2005
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
January 26, 2005 10:00 a.m.

The Governor and Executive Council convened at 10:00 a.m. all members present.

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of January 12, 2005.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the January 12, 2005 meeting.

The Governor placed in nomination the several persons who applied for Civil Commissions.

The Governor and Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to set the date for a special election for state representative in Sullivan County District No.4.

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with regret and thanks, accepted the following:

Adult Parole Board
Nick Hart, Manchester Effective: January 26, 2005
 
Department of Revenue Administration
Assistant Commissioner
Barbara T. Reid, Concord Effective: January 28, 2005

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

Enhanced 911 Commission
Nominated by the NH Association of Chiefs of Police
James S. Valiquet, Newbury Effective: January 26, 2005
Reappointment Term: July 8, 2007
 
Marital Mediator Certification Board
Attorney
Karen Borgstrom, Lyme Effective: January 26, 2005
Replacing: Alan Cantor, Concord Term: October 11, 2006
 
Water Management Planning Area (WMPA) Advisory Committee for the Lamprey River
 
Local River Management Advisory Committee representatives :
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
James Fosburgh, Boston, MA Effective: January 26, 2005
Brian Giles, Lee
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Affected Business water users in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Victoria Del Greco, Exeter Effective: January 26, 2005
Linda Fernald, Nottingham
Ann Caron, Raymond
Michael King, Epping
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Conservation commission member from a town or city in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Kevin Webb, Durham Effective: January 26, 2005
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Government official representatives from a town or city in the WMPA :
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Mike Lynch, Durham Effective: January 26, 2005
Thomas Fargo, Dover  
Richard Wellington, Lee  
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Recreational use representative from the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Judith Spang, Durham Effective: January 26, 2005
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Community citizen representative from a town or city in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
James Duprie, Lee Effective: January 26, 2005
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Representative of conservation interests in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Jay G. Odell, Newfields Effective: January 26, 2005
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Representative of business in a town or city in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Frank Rheinhold, Lee Effective: January 26, 2005
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
State senator in a town or city in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Senator John S. Barnes, Jr., Raymond Effective: January 26, 2005
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
State representative in a town or city in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Representative Frank Bishop, Raymond Effective: January 26, 2005
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Representative of a lake association in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Town of Nottingham/Pawtuckaway Lake Advisory Committee
Therese Thompson, Nottingham Effective: January 26, 2005
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Public water supplier in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Wesley East, Durham Effective: January 26, 2005
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Affected dam owner in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Robert Levesque, Durham Effective: January 26, 2005
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Affected agricultural water user in the WMPA :
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Glen Caron, Raymond Effective: January 26, 2005
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Water Management Planning Area (WMPA) Advisory Committee for the Souhegan River
Representative of business in a town or city in the WMPA
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Jay Chrystal, Milford Effective: January 26, 2005
Term: Through completion of the Souhegan River Water Management Plan

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

Board of Barbering Cosmetology and Esthetics
Owner of Registered Tanning Facility
Kay Hoyt, Northwood Effective: Upon Confirmation
Vacancy Term: 5 years from confirmation
 
Juvenile Justice Advisory Board
Barbara Desclos, Merrimack Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 20, 2008
 
Medical Review Sub-Committee
Robert Cervenka, M.D., Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: January 1, 2008
 
Medical Review Sub-Committee
Nick P. Perencevich, M.D., Concord Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: January 1, 2008
 
Public Water Access Advisory Board
Paul Blizzard, Laconia Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: October 27, 2007
 
Public Water Access Advisory Board
Brian Giles, Durham Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: December 16, 2007
 
State Commission on the Status of Women
Marie Metoyer, M.D., Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: October 20, 2007

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY
#1 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to, under the Community Development Block Grant Program, to enter into an agreement with the Town of Milton, NH, to replace a defective water tank and provide meters for the water district users, in the amount of $145,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#2 Authorized Robert T. Monahan, Farmington, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard. This office meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. This is a position vacancy promotion.

#3 Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Dr. Albert M. Drukteinis, MD, JD, for the purpose of conducting an independent psychological and medical evaluation of an employee, in the amount of $3,125. 81.13% General, 15.78% Federal Funds.

#4 Authorized to accept donations of a computer monitor, computer software, paving, and a paper shredder in the amount of $11,276.75, for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery as detailed in letter dated January 7, 2005.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#5 Authorized to accept, in the name of the State of NH, a gift of a wall map from Pamela D Albee.

#6 Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers Authorized for Fiscal Year 2005 during the month of December.

#7 Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $500,000,000 to cover expenditures for the month of February 2005. (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $496,844,490.72 for the month of December and recommends the balance of $103,155,509.28 be lapsed.

#8 Authorized to amend a contract with Major L Rodd Inc., dba Rodd Roofing, St. Johnsbury, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04), to provide roof replacement services at the State House in Concord, NH, by extending the termination date from November 30, 2004 until January 31, 2005.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION COMMISSION
#9 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized to enter into a contract with Segal Advisors of New York, NY to act as an independent consultant for the State of NH Public Employees Deferred Compensation Plan to provide ongoing review of investment options, assessment of the options and recommendations concerning the Plan, at a cost of $90,000 with an option to renew. Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2008. (2)Further Authorized to accept up to $40,000 per year from the Plan Administrator to be used to fund the contract above.

NH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD
#10 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized to enter into a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service to implement the Organic Certification Cost-Share Program, in the amount of $25,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $25,000 from the USDA AMS in support of the agreement above. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

ATTORNEY GENERAL
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#11 Authorized with Councilor Griffin not voting, to appoint Orville B Fitch as a Senior Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $60,675, for a term ending May 26, 2007. Effective upon G&C approval.

#12 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $57,052 from the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, to be used to enhance forensic science services at both the NH State Police Crime Laboratory and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the NH Department of Safety, Division of State Police in the amount of $25,525.50 to be used to assist the State Police Crime Laboratory in accreditation testing and equipment maintenance. (3)Further Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the NH Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, in the amount of $25,826.50 to be used to assist the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in contract staffing and equipment purchase. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
#13 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized an agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Support Services for processing of DCSS checks on Treasury’s check disbursement system in an amount not to exceed $100,000. Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007, with authority to extend the Cooperative Agreement for an additional two years for an amount to be determined upon amendment and agreement of the parties. 66% Federal, 10% Other, 24% General Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#14 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $173,520 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for the training of Librarians. Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

#15 Authorized Division of Libraries to accept and expend a grant from the NH Library Association in the amount of $2,500 for the Summer Reading Experience. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

#16 Authorized Division of Arts to award a two year Operating Grant to Manchester Community Music School, Manchester, totaling $14,400. 100% Federal Funds.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
#17 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to enter into a service agreement with Barlo Signs International, for sign replacement and installation services at NHES’s Salem Local office, in the amount of $7,950. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

LIQUOR COMMISSION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#18 Authorized to enter into an amendment with Capital Cleaning Contractors Inc., Bedford, NH, to provide janitorial services at the Liquor Commission main office, by increasing the contract price limitation from $54,570 to $92,950 an increase of $38,380 and extending the termination date through December 31, 2006. 100% General Funds.

#19 Authorized to enter into a contract with Bearak Reports, Framingham, MA, to provide pre-employment credit bureau reports for the Liquor Commission administrative office building, for a total amount of $7,402. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

#20 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Thermal Stor Refrigeration Inc., Hooksett, NH, to provide for unanticipated heating and air conditioning service requirements at various State Liquor Stores, by increasing the price limitation from $87,937.50 to $117,937.50, an increase of $30,000. 100% General Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#21 Authorized a salary increment for Robert Mullen, Director of the NH Department of Corrections Division of Administration, increasing his salary from Group GG Step 3, $69,533 to Group GG Step 4, $73,389. Effective February 6, 2005.

#22 TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding voted to table the request to the February 9, 2005 meeting, to accept and expend two supplemental grants from the US Department of Justice in the amount of $173,411, to be used to provide mental health and substance abuse services to offenders reentering the community of Manchester upon their release from prison and to provide direct support for the travel costs associated with attending national conferences pertaining to and sponsored by the US Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

#23 Authorized to accept donations, as detailed in letter dated November 16, 2004, for the period of August through October 2004 with a total value of $2,637.94.

#24 Authorized to accept donations, as detailed in letter dated December 28, 2004, for the period of May through July 2004 with a total value of $16,695.90.

#25 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a contract with Normandeau Trucking Inc., to provide rubbish removal, recycling services, and construction containers at the Northern Correctional Facility, Berlin, NH, in the amount of $29,180. Effective retroactive to September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2006 and has the option to renew for an additional period of two years. 100% General Funds.

#26 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a two year contract with New England Security, Inc., dba NES Courier Service to provide instate courier services for the NH Department of Corrections, Northern Correctional Facility in Berlin, NH, in the amount of $46,800. Effective retroactive to September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2006 and has the option to renew for an additional period of two years. 100% General Funds.

#27 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend a contract with Sentinel Monitoring Corporation, Irvine, CA, for electronic monitoring of offenders on Administrative Home Confinement, and also includes Global Positioning Satellite services by extending the contract period retroactively from November 13, 2004 to November 13, 2006.

#28 Authorized to enter into a contract with Advanced Pest Control Services for scheduled and nonscheduled services to control pests in the amount of $42,880. Effective February 1, 2005 through January 31, 2007 and has the option to renew for an additional period of two years. 100% General Funds.

#29 TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, voted to table the request to the February 9, 2005 meeting, to enter into a contract with MAS Medical Staffing Corporation, Manchester, NH, for temporary nursing services at the NH State Prison for Men and the Secure Psychiatric Unit, in the amount of $89,792. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006 and has the option to renew for an additional period of two years. 100% General Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#30 Authorized to transfer funds for Cannon Mountain Ski Area for the quarter ending December 31, 2004, as indicated in letter dated January 19, 2004.

#31 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to purchase property in Jaffrey, NH, from Peter Whiting Reed in the amount of $95,000 for the expansion of Monadnock State Park. 100% Federal Funds.

#32 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $25,000 for the purpose of making building repairs to the McGreal House and the Forestry Learning Center at the Shieling Forest in Peterborough, NH. 100% Other Funds.

NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT
#33 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to enter into Off Highway Recreational Vehicle Law Enforcement contracts with the NH Police Departments, as detailed in letter dated December 30, 2004, in an aggregate total of $100,170. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#34 Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Nature Conservancy, to provide local communities with high resolution maps showing the exact locations of restoration and protection opportunities in the amount of $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#35 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services to analyze water and shellfish samples, in the amount of $25,064. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#36 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Seacoast Land Trust, Portsmouth, NH, for creation of a land protection, management, and habitat restoration plan for The Great Bog, in the amount of $7,145. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#37 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Gundalow Company, Portsmouth, NH, to conduct environmental education programming in Exeter and Dover, in the amount of $8,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#38 Authorized to amend an existing grant with the Town of Littleton, NH, for the unlined landfill, by increasing the eligible amount of the grant by $302,477.53 to $422,477.53. 100% General Funds.

#39 Authorized to retroactively amend an existing contract with Portsmouth Harbor Towing, LLC, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-24-04, item #65), to operate the mobile pumpout boat, by increasing the amount by $3,500 from $26,500 to $30,000, and for a time extension to February 28, 2005. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

#40 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli not voting, J. Willard, Stephen & Julia Marriott’s request to amend a permit to allow for larger slip areas within the proposed boathouse on property located at Tuftonboro Neck on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-04).

#41 Authorized Michael Cikacz’s request to fill to construct breakwater with a gap at the shoreline and a cantilevered pier accessed by a walkway connected to an existing dug-in boathouse on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

#42 Authorized Cheshire County YMCA’s request to permanently remove eight seasonal docking structures, install eight seasonal docking structures, and one seasonal dock connected to a seasonal dock in a modified “L” shape on frontage on property located on Cass Pond in Richmond.

#43 Authorized John & Carolyn Newton’s request to permanently remove an existing permanent pier with attachment; fill to construct breakwater in an “L” configuration, with a gap at the shoreline, and a cantilevered pier accessed by a walkway on frontage on property located at Welch Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

#44 Authorized J. Donald Oldham’s request to amend a permit to include two oak pilings to be driven in front of the rocks on the shoreline on property located at Long Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-04).

#45 Authorized Margate Inc’s request to permanently remove an existing docking structure, construct two docking structures each consisting of four finger piers connected by a piling pier with six tie-off pilings and two 3-piling ice clusters; repair riprap shoreline by resetting rocks; repair cemented rock wall and repair and reface concrete wall; construct wall on back side of existing beach; repair beach wall, and retain sand to replenish beach, repair jetty by resetting rocks on property located on Paugus Bay in Laconia.

#46 Authorized The Lakehouse Cottages LLC’s request to relocate an existing piling pier farther south along the property line; dredge material from lakebed for docking access; install seasonal boatlift and seasonal jet ski lifts on frontage on property located at Paugus Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia.

#47 Authorized Winnipesaukee Beach Colony Club Assoc. Inc’s request to permanently remove three piling piers with thirty finger piers utilizing fifty-nine boat slips; replace with one piling pier narrowing with a railing on the north side of the pier; construct one piling pier with twelve finger piers, and construct one piling pier accessed by a ramp with eleven finger piers on frontage on property located at Sally’s Gut on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

#48 Authorized Camelot Trust’s request to restore beach area by dredging silt material from lakebed and replacing it with equal amounts of sand, and relocate one of five existing docks, with an existing walkway, to be next to an existing boat ramp on frontage on property located at Bow Lake in Strafford.

#49 Authorized Stephen A Morse’s request to amend a permit to add two fender pilings from dock to aid in docking and to improve safety on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

Bureau of Developmental Services
#50 Authorized Karen Kimball to retroactively enter into an Educational Tuition Agreement with Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, to attend the course entitled Financial Management from January 5, 2005 through March 23, 2005, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,037.85. 100% General Funds.

Division of Public Health Services
#51 Authorized to retroactively amend two Educational Tuition Agreements with Margaret Heatley, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-04, item #107P and 9-22-04, item #92H), by changing the cost amount in each agreement from $2,400 to $2,502 and authorizing payment of $204 to the University of NH. 100% Other Funds.

#52 Authorized on behalf of the Division of Public Health Services and the Office of Medicaid Business and Policy to make a one-time payment of $12,000 to the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH, to provide annual support for statewide health care initiatives. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

#53 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli not voting, Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Section, Asthma Program, to enter into an agreement with Lamprey Health Care, Inc./SNHAHEC, Raymond, NH, to provide capacity building for improved asthma health totaling $135,915. Effective upon G&C approval though August 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#54 Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Lab Sciences to enter into an agreement totaling $235,600 with Scientific Technologies Corporation, Bedford, NH, to collect automated electronic data from hospital emergency departments, to transmit the data into a central repository, to develop a disease surveillance analysis and reporting application with alert capability, and to provide access to collected raw data for further statistical analysis. Effective upon G&C approval through February 17, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#55 Authorized Maternal Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Mary Jane Sullivan, Au. D. Hampton, NH, to provide technical expertise to the staff of the NH Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, pediatric audiology diagnostic centers, and hospital newborn hearing screening programs totaling $21,500. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Community Based Care Services
#56 Authorized a change in the bank of deposit from the Laconia Saving Bank to the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank by the Glencliff Home for The Elderly.

Division for Juvenile Justice Services
#57 Authorized to make a retroactive payment in the amount of $3,686.80 to Crest Auto World, Conway, NH, for automotive repair work on state vehicle #P-189. 60% General, 40% Federal Funds.

OFFICE OF LICENSED ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
#58 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for fiscal year 2004. Informational Item.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#59 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Kang Company, Inc., Concord, NH, to provide janitorial services in an amount not to exceed $4,560. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005 pending legislative approval of the biennial budget. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. 100% Federal Funds.

#60 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Eugene A Blumkin, sole proprietor, Marblehead, MA, to provide rehabilitation technology consultant services in an amount not to exceed $24,255. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006 pending legislative approval of the next biennial budget. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. 100% Federal Funds.

#61 Authorized to enter into a contract with Nancy Corbett, sole proprietor, Concord, NH, to provide services in leading the implementation of several activities in support of the Department’s Alternative Assessment Portfolio in an amount not to exceed $15,350. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. 100% Federal Funds.

#62 Authorized to reclassify position #13315 Program Reviewer, labor grade 20, to a Program Specialist II, labor grade 21. 100% Federal Funds.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
#63 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to conduct a one-day symposium for faculty and staff within the Community Technical College System on April 19, 2005 at the NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, for a total cost of $11,705. (2)Further Authorized to contract with Chartwells Dining Service to provide morning food and lunch in the amount of $5,005. 52% General, 48% Other Funds.

POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL
#64 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized to accept and expend federal funds from the US Department of Justice, Office of Community Policing Services, to continue the NH Police Standards and Training Council Videoconferencing Initiative in the amount of $247,369. Effective upon G&C approval though June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#65 Authorized Division of State Police to extend the end date of a grant received from the US Department of Justice “COPS 2004 Technology Grant” in the amount of $1,978,755 from January 23, 2004 through January 22, 2005 to January 23, 2004 to January 22, 2006.

#66 Authorized Division of State Police to extend the end date of a grant from the US Department of Justice “EOC Technology Equipment” in the amount of $2,968,432 from January 23, 2004 through January 22, 2005 to January 23, 2004 through January 22, 2006.

#67 Authorized to contract with JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., dba Community Health Institute of Concord, NH, for assessment of the emergency preparedness needs of special populations in the state, in the amount of $40,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2005.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#68 Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to continue its membership with the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, Washington, DC, for calendar year 2005 totaling $16,389.

#69 Authorized Bureau of Municipal Highways to enter into agreements with the Towns, Cities, and agencies as detailed in letter dated January 4, 2005, to provide services for completing Transportation Enhancement projects, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality projects.

#70 Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Quantum Construction Consultants, LLC, Concord, NH, for professional services for design and construction documents, on-site observation, and inspection services for various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department, for an amount not to exceed $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.

#71 Authorized a contract with Anna Andrada, dba A-F-J Cleaning Services, Manchester, NH, to provide all labor, material and equipment to provide cleaning services at the Bureau of Turnpikes & District 5 Administration Building in the amount of $8,661. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

#72 Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to modify the Department’s Agreement with Dufresne-Henry, Inc., South Burlington, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-00, item #158, amended on 5-7-03, item #169), for engineering services, by increasing the total amount payable under the agreement by $56,687.74 from $334,144.25 to $390,831.99.

#73 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to exchange an interest in a State owned property, for the purpose of mitigating impacts to property interests owned by Bell Atlantic which are affected by the reconstruction of NH Route 111 in the Town of Windham.

#74 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 1.8 acre parcel of State owned land to Constance Gauthier for $250,500.

#75 Authorized Bureau of Construction to contract with Park Construction, Corp., Fitzwilliam, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $9,166,064.70. This is the first of two state projects at the Exit 5 interchange with Granite Street. The first project includes the relocation of Allard Drive to the north of Granite Street, the reconfiguration of side streets in the Turner Street area to the south of Granite Street, and the construction of retaining walls and parking lot improvements adjacent to Manchester West High School. The project also includes the relocation of a major sewer line, construction of sound wall, and building demolition. Effective upon G&C approval through May 26, 2006.

#76 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, Authorized the requests:

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling David Edwards, Associate Professor, in the course entitled “Doctoral Research”.

B. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Boston University, Boston, MA, the sum of $1,390.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alyssa Adams, Child Protective Services Worker, in the course entitled “Social Work Practice Ethics”.

C. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $672.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Simone Roy, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Intermediate Accounting II”.

D. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $576.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ann D’Ovidio, Program Specialist III, in the course entitled “Electronic Publishing II”.

E. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,668.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laura Holmes, Program Specialist III, in the course entitled “Cases in Public Administration”.

F. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Concord, NH, the sum of $768.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lori Johnson, Secretary II, in the course entitled “Social Problems”.

G. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,795.90 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Snow, Dental Director, in the courses entitled “Public Health Law”, “Social Marketing”, and “Field Study”.

H. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $900.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Josef Hodgkins, Licensed Practical Nurse I, in the course entitled “Statistics in Psychology”.

I. OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $222.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Andrew Divers, Software Development Specialist III, in the course entitled “Supervision”.

J. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Portsmouth, NH, the sum of $336.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert Spinney, Bridge Construction Foreman, in the course entitled “College Writing I”.

LATE ITEMS

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
A. New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority. Pursuant to RSA 195:D-21, appoint Peter J. Spaulding as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the refinancing of existing debt in connection with Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New Hampshire.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
B. Authorized the NH Department of Justice to establish a position for the purpose of contracting for staffing services at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. (2) Further authorize to accept and expend a grant from the NH Department of Justice in the amount of $25,826.50 to be used to assist the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in contract staffing and equipment. (3) Further authorize to enter into a SOLE SOURCE contract with Hal Gordon Brown of Keene, NH, in an amount not to exceed $24,312.70 to provide staffing assistance to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 100% Federal Funds.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
C. Authorized annual salary step to Joanne Ruel from Group AA, Step 3, to Group AA, Step 4. Effective January 30, 2005.

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at The State House, Concord, NH.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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